Headlines from China: Tencent Pictures to Board Paramount’s ‘Bumblebee’ and ‘Top Gun 2’

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Tencent pictures announced that the company would collaborate with Paramount Pictures on upcoming films 'Bumblebee' and 'Top Gun 2'. This marks the first collaboration between the Chinese tech giant and the Hollywood studio. Read More

The People’s Republic of Desire: Inside China’s Lucrative Livestreaming Craze

 /  Opinion  / 
The totalitarian nature of the livestream platform should serve as a reminder to brands that they are actively participating in the game. Read More

Raw, Uncut and Uncensored: Why Consumers Love Watching Livestreams

 /  Streaming  / 
What businesses should know about the booming livestreaming industry in the US and China. Read More

Winners and Chicken Dinners: Inside a Shanghai Esports House

 /  News  / 
PUBG, OMG, and four gamers vying for $2 million in Berlin. Read More

Video Site YY Streams Into Southeast Asia With Bigo Deal

 /  News  / 
YY Inc., one of China’s biggest livestreaming platforms, announced a further $272 million investment in its Singaporean cousin, Bigo Inc., which enjoys an established presence in Southeast Asia and a foothold in South Asia and the Middle East. Read More

Livestreaming Gamer Takes Playbook to Wall Street

 /  News  / 
Huya Inc. plans to raise up to $200 million in a New York initial public offering (IPO) in what could become the first such U.S. listing from China’s young but fast-growing group of live-broadcasting specialists. Read More

Fans Prepare to Farewell AcFun, China’s Video-Streaming Pioneer

 /  Animations  / 
With coffers drying up, some longtime users are holding out hope for an Alibaba-backed resurgence. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More

Former ‘Voice of China’ Producer Moves Toward IPO

 /  Money  / 
The former producer of “The Voice of China” has completed pre-IPO fundraising, earning a valuation of 21 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) — though trademark disputes involving the Dutch creator of the show and several Chinese licensees remain unsettled. Read More

China’s Censors Tighten Oversight Of Online Video Sector

 /  News  / 
Chinese regulators are tightening their oversight of online video, requiring video streaming content to pass through the same censorship process as traditional media. Read More